Good call on all three. If the coaching staff decides to let Avery walk, then I'd be more than satisfied with Clayton and Amendola as our #2 and #3 receivers. In my mind, this offseason must be spent targeting that true #1 receiver. I don't think Avery is the man for the job, and I believe he'll be best used as a situational deep threat IF he keeps his job.
Clifton Ryan, DT: He was a good player although a little inconsistent last year. Did pretty good early this year but then was placed on IR. Would love to have him in a rotation.
Mark Clayton, WR: This guy did nothing but make plays while with us. Was our best receiver until he went down. A veteran who can help the young guys and has good timing with Sam Bradford.
Danny Amendola, WR: This kid has been nothing but outstanding for us this year. No questions asked we need to lock him up.
To begin with, you're dreaming if you think that a measly third round pick next year will be enough to allow us to move up 11 spots in the draft. We'd be looking more at a first and third this year, and probably a first next year to make the move. I love the idea of drafting a WR, I just don't think we're going to be in position to draft the 'best one' this year. With that said, I'd be more than happy to stay at pick 14 and target Jones or Blackmon.
1.14 - Trade up to #3 for the Bengals pick. Give them our first rounder and next year's third rounder. Now with the third pick :
A.J Green, WR, Georgia: This is one special player. 6'4, fast, strong, physical, can block, great leaping ability, amazing hands, good route running. He has it all. He is the best WR in the draft and is the best WR since Calvin Johnson Jr.
2.14 - Mason Foster, OLB, Washington: A very hard working player who is very dedicated to the game. Just the type of player Spags would love to work with. 6'2, 244, which isn't bad size. He did a great job this season in stopping the run and playing the pass. His potential is very high.
3.14 - Noel Devine, RB, West Virginia: Drew comparisons to Dexter McCluster. He is great in the open field, is quick and is the perfect complement to Steven Jackson. Change of pace is what were getting here.
4.14 - Mark Barron, S, Alabama: Could groom this guy into being the starting SS. Playing alongside O.J Atogwe. Has tremendous upside. Quick player and a hard hitting safety. Some problems taking angles. (This is if he declares)
5.14 - Will Rackley, OG/OT, Lehigh: Possible replacement for Jacob Bell if groomed properly over time. Good depth.